Eliminate Fluoride and Chloramine from Your Water to Grow Bigger Buds
If you eliminate fluoride and chloramine you will grow bigger buds. The quality of the water you provide will definitely influence the quality of your plants and in particular the flowers you produce.
Most U.S. cities add fluoride to water at about .7 – 1 part per million (ppm). Fluoride has been clearly demonstrated to inhibit photosynthesis and phosphorous uptake and causes damage to leaves. Fluoride can also cause leaf spot.
You can learn more about that here: http://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/pathogen-articles/nonpathogenic-phenomena/fluorine-toxicity-plants
Many growers start their young plants using low pH water. Fluoride has been shown to limit the growth of young plants in a low pH environment due to increased fluoride uptake in this study: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/016788099400533K
This article references specific impacts of various levels of fluoride in water on flowering: http://www.fluoridationfacts.com/ausfnews/sepoct04/plants_flowers.htm
The point is that if you can remove fluoride from water your marijuana plants will be healthier and you’re your buds will be bigger.
Another factor is the presence of toxic chloramine (a lethal combination of chlorine and ammonia) in your source water. A number of growers found that the addition of chloramine to the San Diego water supply had a sudden impact on the health of their plants: http://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=153438
Chloramine will kill beneficial soil microbes. You can grow the healthiest plants by using the Bud Booster.
RO Systems use excess water and require storage
Many growers use reverse osmosis systems to remove contaminants. RO systems are effective at providing high purity water. The only downsides are the need to store water and the amount of water used in the process.
Also worthy of note is that RO does not remove chloramine. For that you need a specialty carbon filter as a part of the reverse osmosis system.
Reverse Osmosis is the system to use where the total dissolved solids (tds or dissolved minerals) in water exceeds 250 – 300 ppm. That’s because you want to begin to control and minimize the naturally occurring minerals in water.
Eliminate fluoride and chloramine to grow bigger buds.
Bud Booster™ by Elevate 420 will remove both fluoride and chloramine. It is an alternative to reverse osmosis, without the use of ‘waste’ water. In other words the Bud Booster filters water as you need it and there is no need for storage. The Bud Booster is the perfect filter to use when growing marijuana using city water where the tds is below 300 ppm.